Testing & Diagnosis for AC Joint Injuries in Children

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Tests

How does a doctor know my child has an AC joint injury?

Your child's doctor may need a complete medical history in addition to a physical exam, which may include

  • X-rays – A diagnostic test which uses invisible electromagnetic energy beams to produce images of internal tissues, bones, and organs onto film
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) – A diagnostic procedure that uses a combination of large magnets, radio frequencies and a computer to produce detailed images of organs and structures within the body. This test is done to rule out any associated abnormalities of the spinal cord and nerves.
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